|TRAFICANT, James A., Jr.,|
Thursday, October 8, 1998
Washington, D.C. – U. S. Rep. James A. Traficant, Jr. (D–OH) announced
today that the Village of Lisbon, Ohio has been awarded a $69,678 federal
law enforcement grant to hire one additional police officer.
The grant was made by the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Community
Policing Services (COPS) under the COPS Universal Hiring Program.
The grant will allow the Village of Lisbon to hire one full-time police officer engaged in community policing. The grant will fund up to 75 percent of the total salary and benefits of the officers over the next three years. Funding will begin once the new officer has been hired or on the date of the award, whichever is later, and will be provided over the course of the grant.
In the last Congress, Traficant attached an amendment to a Justice Department appropriations bill requiring local police departments that receive COPS grants to show a net increase in the number of street cops. Yesterday the House passed a Traficant-authored bill to make this provision a permanent requirement of the COPS program.2009